18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Ascent

Swallows Cave, Tonga. It's late in the day, the sun is low and piercing it's golden light through the entrance of the cave illuminating the huge school of bait fish that lurk in the dark cavern. As the diver ascends she glides through the fish as they dance around her.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Vava'u, Tonga
Copyright: © Grant Thomas